PSA: Our tiger habitat is currently closed

If you’re visiting Auckland Zoo today or tomorrow, we just wanted to let you know that our tiger habitat is temporarily closed. As you may know through previous updates, Sumatran tiger Zayana is proving to be a great mum and her two cubs are growing fast and becoming increasingly active and mobile.

However, yesterday (Saturday 27 January) the male cub took a tumble (just as human toddlers are prone to do) while exploring. Unfortunately, he has hurt himself and our veterinary and carnivore teams needed to move him to the vet hospital for assessment and supportive care.

Today he is brighter and showing some signs of improvement, so we have carefully reintroduced him to Zayana and his sister to maintain the maternal bond and hope that he’ll continue to suckle normally and continue to recover. So that we can provide the best possible conditions for this, including a quiet environment for Zayana and her cubs, we have temporarily closed the habitat to visitors.

The veterinary and carnivore team will be monitoring the tigers very closely and we will keep you updated on the family’s progress via our social channels when we can.